OECD Skills Strategy Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

Assessment and Recommendations

Skills are the key to shaping a better future and central to the capacity of countries and people to thrive in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world. Megatrends such as globalisation, technological advances, and demographic change are reshaping work and society, generating a growing demand for higher levels and new sets of skills. OECD Skills Strategy projects provide a strategic and comprehensive approach to assess countries’ skills challenges and opportunities and help them build more effective skills systems. The OECD works collaboratively with countries to develop policy responses that are tailored to each country’s specific skills needs. The foundation of this approach is the OECD Skills Strategy Framework, which allows for an exploration of what countries can do better to: 1) develop relevant skills over the life course; 2) use skills effectively in work and in society; and 3) strengthen the governance of the skills system. This report, “OECD Skills Strategy Northern Ireland (United Kingdom): Assessment and Recommendations”, identifies opportunities and makes recommendations to reduce skills imbalances, create a culture of lifelong learning, transform workplaces to make better use of skills, and strengthen the governance of skills policies in Northern Ireland.

Available from June 23, 2020

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Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Key insights and recommendations for Northern Ireland
Reducing skills imbalances in Northern Ireland
Creating a culture of lifelong learning in Northern Ireland
Transforming workplaces to make better use of skills in Northern Ireland
Strengthening the governance of skills policies in Northern Ireland
Annexes2 chapters available
Pre-workshop survey outcomes
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